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Includes the name: Marco Iacoboni

Obras de Marco Iacoboni

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What Is Your Dangerous Idea? Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable (1914) — Contribuinte — 633 cópias, 8 resenhas


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Si mi è piaciuto, anche se a volte sembra dilungarsi inutilmente (tanto per fare un po' di pagine).
In ogni caso la 'neurofilosofia' di fondo è pienamente condivisibile.
gi0rgi0 | outras 4 resenhas | Mar 25, 2020 |
The entire thing was describing how hypotheses were tested for the existence and fine-tuned nature of "mirroring neurons"... interesting at first, but then grew tedious.
SaraMSLIS | outras 4 resenhas | Jan 30, 2016 |
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Un libro estremamente chiaro, leggibile e godibile.

L'importanza dei neuroni specchio e il loro ruolo in varie situazioni e contesti è documentata passo passo attraverso il racconto di esperienze scientifiche effettuate da varie equipes.

Molto stimolanti le considerazioni sul ruolo di questi neuroni e il linguaggio e quelle dedicate alla riflessione sul libero arbitrio.
claudio.marchisio | outras 4 resenhas | Nov 15, 2014 |
Mirror neurons are the part of our brain which allow is to interpret other’s emotions, predict their intentions when they begin an action, and probably enable our ability to communicate using language. In Mirroring People, Marco Iacoboni explains clearly and intelligently the cutting edge research on this fascinating part of our brain – research with which he was intimately involved. The basic premise of this work is that we use the same neurons to preform an action and when we watch other people perform an action. This lets us put ourselves in their shoes to better understand what they’re doing and why.

As soon as I started this book, I could tell it was going to be good. The author’s intelligence and enthusiasm were obvious from the tone of the writing. While mirror neurons weren’t a topic I was familiar with, I still had no trouble understanding the points the author made and quickly saw the exciting implications of his work. There were lots of cool tidbits about the way our brain work and some of them, such as the fun fact in the header, even have useful implications for our daily life. One of the few things I didn’t like about this book was the way research results were presented. The author frequently prefaced them with an explanation of what you’d expect, and than what you would expect to happen did happen. It felt a little anti-climatic. Fortunately, the author’s excitement and the interesting content kept pulling me further into the book any way.

One of my favorite things about the book was that the author seemed to respect his readers. While everything was explained clearly, nothing felt overly simplified for a popular audience. Past beliefs in the field of neuroscience were explained and where new results contradicted older beliefs, that was mentioned. When there was still some controversy over a result, the author included that information. Finally, experiments were explained in detail, although they were never too hard to follow. Something of a human element was also included, since the author knows a lot of the researchers in his field and was able to include information about their personalities and talents. Overall, I thought this was an approachable, informative, fun read.
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DoingDewey | outras 4 resenhas | Nov 6, 2012 |


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